Mini Review: The One by Kiera Cass

Friday, 18 December 2015

Title: The One
Author: Kiera Cass
Publication Date: May 2014
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THE SELECTION changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. Now, only one will claim Prince Maxon’s heart…

It’s swoon meets the Hunger Games in the third instalment of THE SELECTION series!

For the four girls who remain at the palace, the friendships they’ve formed, rivalries they’ve struggled with and dangers they’ve faced have bound them to each other for the rest of their lives.

Now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen.

America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown – or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realises just how much she stands to lose – and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants.

The breathtaking third title in THE SELECTION series will make you swoon!

That was possibly one of the most rushed endings I've ever read.

So America finally makes a decision about who she wants to be with but does this make her any more tolerable? Nope. She's still whiny and irritating. Oh and even though she makes her decision, she doesn't tell the boy in question right away because it's so fun for her to string the both of them along. It is really tiresome to basically read the same back and forth for three straight books.


To be fair, I think The One has a better plot than the first two books. Or, really, there's more plot than just the annoying love triangle. The ending ruins that with how far fetched and rushed it is though. It's like the author only had a certain amount of pages left but with loads to wrap up so she took an easy and quick way out. It's just too.. convenient.

I think the series as a whole is readable (I sped through the books) but the main character is just far too annoying in order for the series to be lovable.


  1. I loved this series (I've just finished reading this book!), but I definitely felt the ending spoilt this installment. I thought there was maybe more action in this one than previous books, and that I still liked all of the characters - but that ending was just too far-fetched.

    Great review!

    1. I didn't love it as much as I wanted to sadly. I really thought I would! There was definitely more action but you're right, the ending was just far too rushed and a bit ridiculous.

      Thank you! :)

  2. How did you make through these books with such low ratings. I don't know how you did it girlfriend.

    1. It was a challenge, let me tell you! If it wasn't review copies that I had then I probably wouldn't have bothered. I'm glad it's over! lol